Hawaii Craftsmen Newsletter
The 2014 'Aha Hana Lima workshop and lecture series featured woodworking, jewelry making, and ceramics. This year, we are fortunate to have glass artists Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz team-teaching Tumblers, Bottles, and Bowls on Oahu and the Big Island; paper fiber artist Catherine Nash teaching both High Shrinkage Flax: A Paper Sculptor's Dream Fiber and Combining Two Ancient Media: Paper & Encaustic on Oahu; and ceramic sculptor Sara Ransford teaching Sculpting in Paper Clay: The Process on Oahu and Kauai. Taught by experienced artists and instructors, these workshops have something for a wide range of skill levels and experience, from students just getting started to established professional artists looking to broaden their horizons. If you are looking to try something different, check out a 2015 workshop in a medium you aren't familiar with yet! More information is on the 2015 program page and in the prospectus. Online registration is open - all workshops have limited space and are filling up fast!
March 19 - 29: 'Aha Hana Lima workshops with Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz of Two Tone Studios (glass blowing), Catherine Nash (paper making), and Sara Ransford (paper clay sculpting). Online registration is open and there is limited space for each class.
March 19: 'Aha Hana Lima, O'ahu slide lecture, 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Punahou School Luke Lecture Hall, Wo International Center. Come and see what the 2015 'Aha Hana Lima invited artists have to say about their work! Free and open to the public.
March 26: BIG ISLAND, 'Aha Hana Lima potluck and slide lecture with Lisa Zerkowitz and Boyd Sugiki. Volcano Art Center, 5:30 PM potluck, 6:00 PM lecture.
March 26: KAUAI, 'Aha Hana Lima lecture with Sara Ransford. Galerie 103, 5:30 PM.
March 28: Raku Ho'olaule'a Japanese Tea Bowl Ceremony and Workshop at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Campus, East-West Center, 10:00 AM - 12 noon. Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony hosted by the Urasenki Foundation, East-West Center Tea Garden. Experience the traditional Chanoyu and learn the significance of each of the ceramic pieces used in this iconic Japanese ceremony.
March 28: Tea Bowl Workshop with master potter Ed Higa, University of Hawaii-Manoa Art Department Ceramics Lab, 12 noon - 5:00 PM. Create your own chawans using easy to follow time-honored hand building techiques. Free and open to the public.
June 4 - 27: Raku Exhibit at the ARTS at Marks Garage gallery. Dates are approximate; we'll update information on the Raku 2015 page when final dates are set.
October 15 - November 18: Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery with guest juror Lowery Stokes Sims, curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in NYC. Dates are approximate; we'll update information on the ASJE 2015 page when final dates are set.
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FEATURE ARTICLE in the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, February 2015 eNews, gives the reader a behind-the-scenes peek at what staff members (including Hawai'i Craftsmen board member Gideon Gerlt) do to repair, maintain, and preserve works in their collection.
FEATURE ARTICLE in the Sunday March 1, 2015 edition of the Star-Advertiser on John Mydock ("Fashionably lathed" by Cheryl Chan Tsutsumi). The online version is available only to paid subscribers, so no link here.
ART EDUCATORS and Hawaii Craftsmen members Cheryl Bennett, Donald Harvey, Daven Hee, and Bob McWilliams all have award-winning students in the 52nd Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards, with works on display at the Hawaii State Art Museum through April 10, 2015. Gold Key award works will be evaluated for the National Exhibition in Washington, D.C. Thank you to our art educators for nurturing the next generations of artists and fine craftspeople, and congratulations to their students!
February 21 to March 22 with opening reception Feb. 21, 5-7pm.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: The Volcano Art Center Gallery presents From the Summons of Art, an exhibit featuring the art of Big Island artist [and Hawai’i Craftsmen board member] Patti Pease Johnson, who uses intuitive responses to colors and shapes of Hawaii in silk, clay, pastel, and watercolor. The artist takes a multimedia excursion, plus challenges some possible combinations. The over 30 new artworks include abstractive wall art and fashion wearables to expressionism of landscapes and plant material to functional and non-functional clay pieces. All HVNP events are free, although park entrance fees apply. Open 9-5 daily. Call 808-967-7565 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org
ART EXHIBITION: THE WHITE SHOW (HEE/IZUMI/VONGVICHAI)
January 25 – March 13, 2015
Daven Hee, May Izumi, and Jon VongvichaiThree Hawaii born artists and friends come together to explore their interpretation of “white” and how it relates to their work. Each will explore the interpretative transparencies about how a color and its many incarnations will manifest itself into literal or figurative transformative qualities as we examine all aspects of white. By adopting the names of ‘perfect’ white paints from various manufacturers and applying them to their handmade work, they hope to work with contrast, texture, and content possibly achieving and suggesting the idea that perfect can also be imperfect.
Theresa Marie Heinrich’s ceramic and mixed media sculptures are highlighted as part of an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc. Theresa Marie Heinrich, an imminent graduate of the UHM Department of Art and Art History, expects to receive a BFA degree in May, 2015. Based on her experiences with jewelry-making, encaustic wax, and acrylics, she began creating mixed media collages in 2004. Her interest in translating the exotic energy and materials of tropical locations led her to spend time in Brazil and Costa Rica. She states, “My work is a celebration of the maximal, the baroque, and the obsessive. In my practice I embrace the present, the void, the moment between our thoughts and our feelings. Calculated to elicit unexpected results, my processes imbue each work with meaning.”
ADDRESS, HOURS + ADMISSION
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel
Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Daily hotel hours / Free admission Complimentary parking with hotel validation
ART EXHIBITION: MAYA LEA PORTNER, URBANOPHILIA/URBANOPHOBIA | Love and Fear of the City
The Catharine E.B. Cox Award Exhibition
Honolulu Museum of Art
June 11 - September 15, 2015
ART EXHIBITION: ARTISTS OF HAWAI'I 2015
Honolulu Museum of Art exhibit information
July 2 - October 25, 2015
Call for Applications: 2015 APP Hawai'i: Commissioned Works of Art for the Department of Education
The Art in Public Places/Department of Education - Artists in Residence Program of the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is soliciting Hawai'i Artists for three commissioned works of art projects in public schools. Application deadline: March 22, 2015. More information available: 2015 APP Hawai'i
Hawai'i Craftsmen is seeking board members (including officers) for 2015 and 2016. For more information, please contact Mark White, board President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're also looking for volunteers to help organize and plan the Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition for 2015. Interested? Please contact program chair Barbara Thompson at email@example.com.